TAPS Fish House & Brewery
The food was awesome!! I enjoyedThe food was awesome!! I enjoyed the Alaskan Crab legs and sides. The mozzarella and tomato salad was incrediblely deilious. My blood Mary was out of this world. My friends enjoyed the lobster and and steak.. Everyone left completely satisfied and impressed. Thank you for making my friends birthday special with the desert..6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTaps never failsThe food and drinks are excellent. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great oyster selection. I have been to taps for a casual dinner, romantic dinner, casual lunch and brunch. They have all been great experiences and the bread is outstanding. Don't forget to try the "pick me up" delicious if you like alcoholic coffee drinks.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Setting in SuburbiaTaps offers the ambience of classy (expensive) restaurants in downtown Brea, not a place one associates with such establishments.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch ever!I LOVE Taps brunch - it's limited to two hours, but the food is so good and so plentiful that you'll be lucky to last an hour because you have to throw in the towel and fall into a food coma. Bottomless mimosas, chocolate fountain . . . hard to beat!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWell DoneService was friendly and prompt all evening. Food was great - had the special. We enjoyed the wine and our evening together with friends. Perfect ambience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was awesome!This was my first time at TAPS for brunch (I have been there before for lunch/dinner). It was for a birthday, and we wanted to go somewhere that we've never been. Always heard that the brunch at TAPS was phenomenal. What better time to try than for a celebration! It FAR EXCEEDED our expectations. The seafood was fresh, the service was great, and the mimosas kept flowing! I would definitely recommend TAPS for brunch!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fishThe sea bass is absolutely amazing and at a price tag of $38 it better be! It was quite possibly one of the best meals I've eaten as far as fish goes... It was sweet due to the light marinade and firm. The bread and dipping is amazing. The service was good but there is room for improvement when describing the food. The waiter couldn't really get across how the experience was going to be with the food we ordered other then saying it was good. Beyond that he attended to our needs and was friendly. We were there while there were dueling pianos which they had request forms and when I asked a waitress walking by for pens or pencils to put up where the cards were she wasn't polite and blew me off .. I eventually found a pen and made a request!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious seafood!Went to the restaurant for my mom's birthday. Ordered surf and turf - the lobster tail was gigantic and perfectly cooked (neither raw nor rubbery) but the fillet was just okay. Sister ordered macadamia crusted white bass - delicious but salty. Dad ordered the special, but I wasn't able to taste it (I know he enjoyed it though). Mom got a soup, but was full from all the other things she ate before the entree came out.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceWent for industry night and our service couldn't have gone better. I believe our servers name was Cory.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food / Poor ServiceI love TAPS! The food is consistently very good, the ambience is exceptional. Service during this visit was poor. Our waiter clearly couldn't handle the number of tables he had and we were frequently forgotten. I was disappointed as I had chosen this location for a business lunch and expected so much more based on earlier visits. I requested a booth through my OpenTable reservation and we were given a table for two, while several booths remained available. The waiter did not return to the table until nearly 10 minutes after I had been seated, didn't return to inquire as to the meal, drinks were not refilled, bread was provided with the dipping sauce left in the bowl, and the manager eventually cleared the plates. Disappointing visit.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayHad A lovely dinner the server was excellent and did a wonderful job for such a busy day. Food was great5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThe food is consistently good here and the atmostphere is great5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!Outstanding food! Great taste! Outstanding service!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and beerWe come to Taps for special occasions. My wife loves the Chilean Sea Bass -- super tender and flavorful -- it's really a great dish. I usually get Ahi and love that too. The beer selection is very good. Overall, we love going to Taps5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food excellent service!Great ambiance, friendly smiles, and delicious food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Swiss Army Knife of RestaurantsTAPS has succeeded on many different levels...brewery (of SoCA class may I add) with great balanced beer, oyster bar for a quick nosh before movies, bar scene for causal dinner and friends, and full on table dining service fit for suit & tie. I find the staff is extremely focused here and the management is on point letting the staff know their roles...and by the way they control the room it definitely shows every associate is on their game. Great food and desserts !
The room was quite packed and loud and the servers were able to completely be attentive to the table making the room 'expand' and make your table the star of the show...great kudos to them for that ! All in all will definitely look forward to our next return to TAPS.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disapointed at TapsI took my young adult son and we both enjoyed our dinners. I had the scallops and he had a filet. I eat there several times a year for birthdays and anniveraries. We were late with our reservation but called and they still seated us upon arrival. I have never had a complaint at this restaurant. However unless you pay to valet, the parking is awful. Arrive early and park across Brea Blvd by the movies.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fish!The oysters were super fresh from the raw bar and both of our fish dishes were fantastic. The IPA from their own in-house brewery was exceptional. Definitely will be back when we are in the neighborhood.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my "go to"This is one of my "go to" spots in Brea. I love the ambience and the food, service is always solid.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited during their SundayVisited during their Sunday brunch. The service was outstanding, but the food was hit and miss. There's plenty of variety, including an oyster bar. Definitely worth the experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has really goodThis place has really good food. But unfortunately, feel like it is seafood only like it's name - Taps Fish House. We ordered manilla clams, blue crab dynamite, speck ham to start. Lobster tail is excellent, cooked just right! However, we are quite disappointed with the 16 oz rib eye. The texture of the meat is definitely not USDA prime, but feels like not even USDA choice! Overall still a good place but probably will not order steak again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, beer & service!Amazing food, beer & service! I'll be back very soon. The food is definitely worth the money!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, TAPS is our favoriteAs always, TAPS is our favorite dining spot. Chef Manny always accommodates my special requests..Would love it if they put back the regular top sirloin on the menu instead of the wagu beef. But always love Taps!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought this restaurantI thought this restaurant was fantstic. I had the Chilean sea bass and it was delicious. I also had the steamed Manila clams which were delicious as well. The ambiance was great, not too loud so we were able to visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice LunchVery friendly & quick service. Very accomadating! Had a nice b-day suprise creme brulee! Yum:)4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!Everything was great. I would have provided 5 stars except that they sat us closest to the kitchen which was not advised when calling to confirm reservations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything about Taps haseverything about Taps has given my family and i nothing short of excellence. the food, the service, the enviroment, and location was worth every penny on our pricey bill. we will come back for more, and refer this place to our family and friends! thank you!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an 8PM Sunday night reservationHad an 8PM Sunday night reservation. We were greeted by a pleasant employee and seated early. Nice table at a nice place. Unfortunately, kitchen had run out of the Drunken Mahi Mahi, the Chilean Seabass, The Salmon dinner dish, and the Prime Rib. Lesson learned, go earlier or go somewhere else.
The service was excellent, as usual. The food we did end up ordering was tasty and we enjoyed our evening. Would recommend this place still as it is not my first time there (the food outage hiccup was my first) and the food/service is always very good.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch!Friends recommended TAPS for brunch and it was everything they said it was. 2 thumbs up!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!The food was very good, as usual. Our server was very nice. We overheard the server at the table next to us tell them about the soufflé, and since we were celebrating my husband's birthday, we were going to order one. Our server never told us about it and we forgot about it until it was too late. We mentioned it to the server. As we were paying our bill, our server noticed the birthday card on the table and rushed off and brought my husband a birthday creme brûlée to make up for it. It was very nice.
It's a great place to go for a special occasion.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was okay exceptEverything was okay except one of the sandwiches came with a piece of wire inside. The manager immediately replaced the sandwich.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. Good oddGreat experience. Good odd and great service. Not cheap but the value for money is there.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch!We always enjoy sunday brunch at taps!! Really enjoyable!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Taps. The food isWe love Taps. The food is always good and we love the Chocolate Souffle which must be ordered with your dinner.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch is Best!TAPS is a great spot to head to for Sunday Brunch. I would recommend you make reservations in advance as it tends to fill up quite quick. Service is quick with friendly staff. Great variety of food served and overall a great place to enjoy a Sunday.8/26/2012 12:00:00 AM